Iran unrest: Nine dead in overnight clashes – state media

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Logan Paul: Outrage over YouTuber's dead body video

Heavy criticism is being hurled at an American YouTube star after he posted a video which showed the body of an apparent suicide victim...

North Korea shows off icy replica of Hwasong-15 missile

A frozen replica of North Korea's long-range missile Hwasong-15 was the star of an ice sculpture festival in Pyongyang.North Korean state television released this...

South Korea welcomes Kim Jong-un's call for Olympic talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has called for swift action to help North Korean athletes take part in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.In New...

Deaths reported in fresh Iran protests

Thirteen people have been killed in fresh anti-government demonstrations in Iran, according to a regional governor.Police also say one of their officers has been...

Schapelle Corby: Convicted drug smuggler appears on pop track

Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby has created something of a stir in Australia by releasing a music track on social media.The track, called Palm...

Iran unrest: New protests as Rouhani plays down violence

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Brazil prison: At least nine killed in new year riot

Police in Brazil say at least nine prisoners have been killed in a riot at a jail in the central state of Goias. The...

German AfD MP under fire for anti-Muslim new year tweets

A German politician is facing a police investigation over inflammatory comments made on New Year's Eve.Beatrix von Storch, deputy leader of Germany's far-right AfD...

Iranian protests: World is watching response, US warns

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Milo Yiannopoulos slams editor over withering book notes

Writer Milo Yiannopoulos has hit back after his former editor's comments on his unpublished memoir emerged online.Mitch Ivers' withering notes - such as "unclear,...

Australia rugby star Karmichael Hunt faces drugs charge

Australian rugby union star Karmichael Hunt has been charged with possessing drugs after police arrested him in Brisbane, reports say.The Wallabies player was detained...

Long goodbye

In our series of letters from African writers, Ghanaian journalist and former government minister Elizabeth Ohene reflects on 2017 - the year when many...

Shooting star

Homai Vyarawalla, India's first woman photojournalist, is best known for documenting the country's transition from a British colony to a newly independent nation. The...

Egypt attack: Twelve die as gunmen hit Coptic Christians

Twelve people have died in twin attacks on Coptic Christians in the Helwan area south of Cairo, officials say.Ten people died when gunmen tried...

Iran hit by second day of anti-government protests

Anti-government demonstrators have taken to the streets of Iran for a second day, with protests being held in a number of cities.The protesters have...

N Korea marks the birth of Kim Jong-un's grandmother

The birth centenary of "war heroine" Kim Jong-suk is currently being celebrated in a big way there.Kim is no ordinary woman though, but the...

German court keeps Auschwitz SS guard Oskar Gröning in jail

A former SS guard at Auschwitz death camp, Oskar Gröning, must serve his four-year prison sentence, Germany's top court has ruled.Constitutional Court judges rejected...

National Archives: Thatcher refused to share flight with panda

Margaret Thatcher once refused to share a flight to Washington with London Zoo's giant panda, newly-released National Archives' files have revealed.Lord Zuckerman, president of...

Russia inquiry: Trump believes he will be treated 'fairly'

US President Donald Trump has said he believes he will be treated "fairly" by the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US election.There...

Comfort women deal with Japan ignored victims, says S Korea

South Korea's foreign ministry has said a 2015 deal with Japan to compensate forced World War Two sex slaves failed to meet the needs...

Beach bystanders criticised in Christmas Day drowning

Two Australian surfers who tried to rescue a man from drowning on Christmas Day have angrily accused others of not helping their efforts.Indian student...

Snow emergency in US town after huge storm

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Syria war: Eastern Ghouta medical evacuations begin

Medical evacuations have begun in a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, the Red Cross has said.In a tweet, it said that "critical"...

Pennsylvania woman gets $284bn electricity bill

An electricity bill for more than $284bn (£212bn) left a woman in Pennsylvania stunned... until she found out that the amount was wrong.Mary Horomanski...

Generational challenge

The rumours that swirled around the American east coast city of Baltimore in 1895 were grossly inaccurate. The word on the street was that...

UK navy tracks Russia warship in North Sea

A British frigate shadowed a Russian warship through the North Sea near UK waters on Christmas Day, the Royal Navy has revealed.HMS St Albans...

Liberia election run-off: Ex-footballer up against vice-president

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China's 'Super Vulgar Butcher' activist Wu Gan gets eight years

A prominent Chinese human rights activist, best known by the online alias Super Vulgar Butcher, has been jailed for eight years for subversion. Wu...

Fujimori: New clashes after Peru ex-president is pardoned

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Mystery of the golden harp

In 1962 Igor Stravinsky, the Russian-born composer and conductor, went to South Africa to conduct the state broadcaster SABC Symphony Orchestra in a series...

Kabul blast: Suicide attack near Afghan intelligence HQ

Ten people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack near the compound of Afghanistan's intelligence agency in Kabul, officials say.Another five people were...

SPD crash: Car rammed into German political party's HQ

A driver rammed into the headquarters of Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) in Berlin on Christmas Eve, police have said.The crash happened at around...

Pope Francis pleads for migrants at Christmas Eve Mass

Pope Francis has urged Roman Catholics not to ignore the plight of millions of migrants "driven from their land", during Christmas Eve Mass.The pontiff...

Bethlehem Christmas: Church of the Nativity hosts pilgrims

Christian pilgrims from around the world have attended a Christmas Eve Mass at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, built on the site where Jesus...

Alberto Fujimori: Peru's jailed ex-president pardoned

Imprisoned former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori has been pardoned by incumbent leader Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.Mr Kuczynski's office said in a statement that Fujimori, 79,...

Vice admits 'boy's club' culture fostered sexual harassment

Digital media company Vice has admitted to a "boy's club" culture that failed to protect women staff from harassment.Co-founders Shane Smith and Suroosh Alvi...

AG600 Kunlong, world's largest amphibious plane, in maiden China flight

The world's largest amphibious aircraft, China's AG600, has made a successful one-hour maiden flight.The plane, roughly the size of a Boeing 747 but with...

Miss America leaked emails: CEO Sam Haskell and three others quit

The Miss America Organization CEO, Sam Haskell, has resigned over leaked emails that disparaged pageant contestants.The organisation said it would accept Mr Haskell's immediate...

Tropical Storm Tembin: Philippines rescuers seek victims

Rescuers are searching for victims of a tropical storm in the southern Philippines which has killed some 200 people in mudslides and flash floods.Rescue...

Philippines mall fire: At least 37 feared dead in Davao

At least 37 people are feared to have died in a fire that tore through a shopping mall in the southern Philippine city of...

Dick Enberg, award-winning US sports broadcaster, dies at 82

US sports broadcaster Dick Enberg, famous for his cries of "Oh my!" while covering events over a career spanning almost 60 years, has died...

Jerusalem: UN resolution rejects Trump's declaration

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India woman burned to death during argument in Hyderabad

Police in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad say they have arrested a man after a woman was burned to death during an argument.Sandhya...

Catalonia election: Puigdemont hails 'defeat' for Spanish state

Catalonia's ousted separatist leader, Carles Puigdemont, has declared that the Spanish state has been defeated in a snap regional election.Speaking in Brussels where he...

Baby elephants bundle up in woolly jumpers

"A cold front came down from China this week and many countries like Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia are experiencing temperatures that rarely occur here,"...

Melbourne crash: Driver arrested after hitting pedestrians

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Catalonia election: Voters in bid to solve political crisis

The people of Catalonia are going to the polls in a closely watched regional election called by Spain following a controversial independence referendum.The snap...

North Korea defection: Warning shots as soldier crosses border to South

South Korea's military has fired warning shots at North Korean guards searching for a soldier who defected.The North Korean soldier had walked across the...

Jonghyun: K-pop stars carry SHINee singer's coffin

K-pop's biggest stars have led the procession for the funeral of singer Jonghyun who took his own life this week aged 27.Jonghyun, whose real...